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S.M. Krishna asked to help NRI couple get back child


September 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress unit has requested External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to take steps to ensure that a US-based couple's child is returned to them ... Read more...

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Norway case rerun: Curbs on Indian couple meeting son in US


September 9th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) In a virtual replay of the Norway children custody case, a US-based Indian couple from West Bengal has been given limited access to their one-year-old son ... Read more...

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I will die but won’t grab land: Mamata


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said she would rather die than grab land forcibly for projects.Addressing a meeting at Itahar of North Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Seven-foot tall woman draws crowds in Bengal


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Standing at over seven feet and weighing nearly 120 kg, 25-year-old Siddika Parvin from West Bengal's South Dinajpur district is hogging the limelight, specially after being ... Read more...

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Bengal to have two jute parks by this year


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal could have two jute parks, one each in Burdwan and North Dinajpur districts, by the end of 2012, am official said Monday."We are expecting ... Read more...

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Deaf-mute athlete raped in Bengal, attacker arrested


June 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) An auto-rickshaw driver was arrested for raping a deaf and mute national level athlete in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, police said Tuesday."Ranjit Das, 28, was ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc legislator suspended from Bengal assembly


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) A Forward Bloc legislator was Friday suspended from the West Begnal Assembly for the rest of the day for using "unparliamentary" words targeting Chief Minister ... Read more...

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7 killed, 16 injured in Bengal accident


June 9th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Seven people, including a woman and two children of the same family, were killed and 16 others injured after the pickup van they were travelling in ... Read more...

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Woman killed in row over goat (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Furious that a neighbour's goat nibbled plants in his garden, a man in West Bengal battered to death the woman who owned the animal, police said ... Read more...

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Woman killed over a goat in Bengal


June 7th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Enraged over a neighbour's goat nibbling some plants in his garden, a man battered to death the owner of the animal in West Bengal's south Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Lightning kills four in Bangladesh


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) At least four people were killed and one was injured after lightning struck them in Bangladesh's Dinajpur district Wednesday, police said.Four people, including a middle-aged woman ... Read more...

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Maid jumps to death in Gurgaon, employers booked


May 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 14 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl who worked as a domestic help here allegedly committed suicide Monday by jumping from the ninth floor of an apartment building.Sultana leapt to ... Read more...

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Gurgaon domestic help jumps to death


May 14th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 14 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of an apartment building here Monday, police said. Sultana Baby leapt to her death ... Read more...

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Lightning kills 12 in Bengal, Bihar


May 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Patna, May 11 (IANS) Lightning Friday killed seven people in West Bengal and five in Bihar, officials said.The deaths took place in Karandighi village in North Dinajpur district, about 430 ... Read more...

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Independent legislator joins Trinamool


March 24th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Hamidul Rehman, an independent legislator from West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, Saturday officially joined the ruling Trinamool Congress."We have informed the Speaker in writing that ... Read more...

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Independent legislator set to join Trinamool


February 8th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress is set to induct an independent legislator who defeated last year the Trinamool candidate with Congress backing.Hamidul Rehman won from Chopra in ... Read more...

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Pranab cautions Mamata government on teacher assaults


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Berhampore (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over assaults on teachers by students, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged the West Bengal government to ensure discipline and law ... Read more...

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College principals are political recruits: Mamata


January 17th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to shield Trinamool Congress supporters accused of assaulting and harassing principals of several colleges, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused ... Read more...

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Trinamool members, others held for assault on principal (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Thirteen people, most of them from the ruling Trinamool Congress, were arrested from the Raiganj area of West Bengal's North Dinajpur district Friday for the ... Read more...

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13 Trinamool students held for assault on principal


January 6th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Thirteen people were arrested from the Raiganj area of West Bengal's North Dinajpur district Friday in connection with the assault a day earlier on the principal ... Read more...

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Government teams inspect fire-hit Bengal hospital


December 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Three days after a blaze in the city's AMRI hospital killed 93 people, a West Bengal government team Monday inspected the institution's basement to check ... Read more...

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Quake kills 10, injures over 200 in Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 200 injured in West Bengal's northern districts following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that jolted large parts of ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful in West Bengal first phase (Intro Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited battle for control of Writers' Buildings - the seat of power in West Bengal - got off to a peaceful start Monday with ... Read more...

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70 percent turnout in peaceful Bengal polls (Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) In one of the most incident-free elections witnessed in politically volatile West Bengal in recent years, 70 percent of electors cast their votes peacefully in ... Read more...

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Polling brisk and peaceful in West Bengal (Fourth Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Polling was brisk and peaceful in West Bengal Monday with around 61 percent ballot cast till afternoon in the first phase of the assembly ... Read more...

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Presiding officer removed for violating poll code


April 18th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A presiding officer of a polling station in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district was removed Monday following a complaint of the Trinamool Congress that he had ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in West Bengal, nearly 50 percent turnout till 1 p.m.


April 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Around fifty per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first six hours of polling in 54 Assembly constituencies in six North Bengal districts on ... Read more...

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Poll boycott in some areas of West Bengal


April 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Voters in several polling stations in West Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur districts Monday boycotted the elections saying their areas were under-developed, said an official, adding ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful in West Bengal, boycott in eight booths (Third Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully and steadily in the first phase of the West Bengal elections Monday with 32 percent turnout recorded till noon in the 54 ... Read more...

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Enthusiastic and peaceful polling in West Bengal (Second Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) People voted enthusiastically and peacefully in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections Monday, with the 54 constituencies in six northern districts recording ... Read more...

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Six-time poll loser hopes for a lucky seven


April 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) He contested his first election in 1977 and lost. Since then the indefatigable Biplab Mitra has tried unsuccessfully five more times, earning him the nickname "haru ... Read more...

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Bengal to release 37 Bangladeshi prisoners Tuesday


March 7th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government will Tuesday release 37 Bangladeshi nationals who were arrested for infiltrating into Indian territory, police said Monday."We will release at least 37 ... Read more...

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Bengal minister accused of violating poll code


March 4th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) West Bengal Tourism Minister Manab Mukherjee is under the scanner for violating the model code of conduct enforced after the announcement of assembly polls, an election ... Read more...

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One killed in police firing in West Bengal


July 29th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) One person was killed after police fired at a violent mob protesting over a land dispute in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district Thursday, police said. District Additional Superintendent of ... Read more...

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West Bengal releases three district human development reports


July 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 12 (ANI): An in-depth study of three districts in West Bengal reveals that where you live can determine your well-being as there are wide variations in human development between districts ... Read more...

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